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The art of deconstruction

I have a very creative client who likes things to be different.  The snaking footing pictures from the previous post turned into a block wall that is meant to look old and falling apart.  It was a fun challenge and looks very authentic.  There are plenty of peep holes to spy the surrounding horse pasture.  I am excited to see the garden expand in and around the wall.  The cantilevered section goes up eight block high and the rebar pierces the sky beyond that in a nice display of form follows function.  The rebar is actually holding those blocks up by being tied to the concrete footing and the grout inside the cells.   How did I get the block to go up and over ten foot pieces of rebar?  Well, that’s a trade secret.

 

Up next is a Bitterroot Ledgestone veneer on a garage/work shop that I started today.  Montana seems to have a monopoly on nice stone and this stuff is no different.  The warm colors of the stone will be real nice to look at when the gray skies return.  The stone is layed on a concrete foundation and the walls are wonderboard with metal wall ties.  Super sturdy construction.

 

And I am very pleased with a take home project that involved turning a second hand shelving unit into a dish rack.  I popped off the top, raised it slightly to fit a plate and then got to the business of lining up nineteen wooden dowels.  I was about to glue it all together when I realized I wouldn’t be able to fit my drill though the dowels to attach it to the wall.  So it is at the clients house being painted and I will have to line up those dowels one more time!  It was nice to work from home.